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Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin praised the expansion of IRIS USA, a manufacturer and distributor of injection-molded plastic products, that will create 95 new Pennsylvania jobs and mark the first IRIS USA location on the east coast United States. “The groundbreaking of the Hazle Township facility […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined local officials for a walking tour of downtown Lewistown, Mifflin County, highlighting successful state-supported beautification and development projects including façade rehabilitation in Monument Square, infrastructure improvements, and projects like Fountain Square and the Mann Edge Terrace apartment complex. “In our […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced the approval of new funding to Reading Area Community College (RACC) to provide young adults with basic manufacturing production and employability skills to help them get good-paying, reliable jobs with area manufacturers. “One of the most important ways we can strengthen our manufacturing sector is by providing Pennsylvanians […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced nine new project approvals through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), that will benefit Pennsylvania residents and businesses through promoting energy efficiency and building out infrastructure to bring abundant energy to homes and commercial buildings. “Development of our energy infrastructure – whether through expanding access to natural gas, […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced seven new low-interest loan approvals through the Commonwealth Financing Authority that will help small family farms make the necessary capital improvements to sustain and grow their livelihoods in Adams, Bedford, Berks, Columbia, Lancaster, Northumberland, and Snyder counties. “The survival of small family farms is not just essential […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced the approval of new funding to Workforce Solutions of North Central Pennsylvania to provide trainees with electronics and machinery training at no cost to help them get jobs with local manufacturers. “One of the most important ways we can strengthen our workforce is to empower job seekers – […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced Spartan Motors, Inc., will be leveraging the highly skilled workforce of Ephrata, Lancaster County, by expanding and creating nearly 200 new jobs at its truck body manufacturing facility. “Spartan’s decision to expand right here in Pennsylvania demonstrates the strength of our manufacturing sector, which has been a […]
Erie, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined local leaders in breaking ground on the first phase of the state-supported Harbor Place development project, a mixed-use residential and commercial center on Erie’s Bayfront that will draw businesses, investors, residents, and visitors. “In the past few years, Erie has […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced the approval of new funding to the Precision Manufacturing Institute (PMI) in Crawford County to enhance its manufacturing training programs by adding more advanced trainings and placing an additional focus on employability skills that prospective workers need to get a job in manufacturing. “The purpose of the new […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Deputy Secretary Scott Dunkelberger, Department of Conservation of Natural Resources (DCNR) Deputy Secretary for Conservation and Technical Services Lauren S. Imgrund, and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) project manager April Hannon joined the Lackawanna Heritage Valley and local leaders for the ribbon cutting […]
Johnstown, PA – Today, Wolf Administration cabinet officials were joined by community members for a Cabinet in Your Community event at the University of Pittsburgh’s Johnstown campus. “The exceptional discussion and positive energy this series has brought to Pennsylvania continued at today’s event in Johnstown,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “It’s important that we continue to […]
Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) and PA Commission for Women co-hosted a free film screening and panel discussion of the groundbreaking documentary Dream, Girl at the Pennsylvania State Museum in Harrisburg. The event is a part of a week-long celebration of PA Small Business Week, designed to recognize the […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced the approval of new funding to support the Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) in coordination with the Lehigh Carbon Community College and Workforce Board Lehigh Valley in the development of a new manufacturing training program for the Lehigh Valley. “In order to strengthen our manufacturing sector and empower our […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin was joined by Senator John Yudichak, Representative Eddie Day Pashinski, and Mayor Anthony G. George to announce the approval of more than $1.4 million in additional funding through the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery program to protect the city of […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, on behalf of Governor Wolf, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin and the Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) Secretary Jerry Oleksiak joined students and manufacturing leaders at the Forum Auditorium in Harrisburg to announce the winners of the statewide ‘What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?’ (WSCM) Student […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program for eight business projects in six counties across the commonwealth that will help create and retain nearly 700 jobs statewide. “These projects approved today will help create and retain Pennsylvania jobs, and stand as great […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced the opening of a new fellowship program through his Manufacturing PA Initiative designed to partner Pennsylvania’s best and brightest undergraduate and graduate students with local manufacturers to develop new technologies and advance innovation statewide. “While exploring all the ways in which we could advance technology and innovation in […]
Williamsport, PA – Today, Wolf Administration cabinet officials were joined by 175 attendees including 50 college students for a Cabinet in Your Community event at Lycoming College. “The exceptional discussion and positive energy this series has brought to Pennsylvania continued at today’s event in Williamsport,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “It’s important that we continue to […]
Harrisburg, PA – On Monday, the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) and PA Commission for Women will co-host a free film screening and panel discussion of the groundbreaking documentary Dream, Girl at the Pennsylvania State Museum in Harrisburg. Dream, Girl chronicles a diverse group of women as they share their experiences of what […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Deputy Secretary Scott Dunkelberger joined Lycoming County Commissioner Rick Mirabito and officials from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for a tour of the Pajama Factory in Williamsport, Lycoming County, and to meet with one of the makerspace’s tenants Equinox, a manufacturer […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that IRIS USA (IRIS), a manufacturer and distributor of injection-molded plastic products, will expand operations into Pennsylvania and establish a manufacturing facility in Hazle Township, Luzerne County, creating 95 new jobs. “Manufacturing has such a strong history in Pennsylvania, and with this expansion, IRIS is helping continue […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that USSC Group (USSC), a manufacturer of custom seating and fire suppression products for the transit, military, and first responder markets, will expand its operations in Pennsylvania and establish a manufacturing facility in Uwchlan Township, Chester County, creating more than 240 new jobs. “The decision by USSC […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the most recent impact figures for the incumbent worker training program funded through the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). This past year, the administration supported the training of more than 44,000 employees at more than 800 companies statewide. A total of 120,000 workers at more […]
Program established through governor’s new Manufacturing PA Initiative Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced the approval of new funding through the Pennsylvania Manufacturing Training-to-Career program to assist the Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center (GJCTC) in the creation of two new welding training programs in the region. “With these Manufacturing PA grants, GJCTC will […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined staff from Robert Morris University (RMU) to tour the Energy Innovation Center, a ‘living laboratory’ for education and workforce training programs, in Pittsburgh, highlighting the recent approval of a grant to RMU through Governor Wolf’s new Manufacturing PA program. “The […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Bell & Evans, a poultry processing and wholesale company, will expand its presence in Bethel Township, Lebanon County, creating more than 1,000 new jobs. “This expansion by one of our long-standing Pennsylvania businesses, Bell & Evans, is a truly transformational project,” Governor Wolf said. “Not only […]
Harrisburg, PA – On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today recognized municipalities and local government officials for their dedication and commitment to strengthen their communities and better serve their residents. “More than any other level of government, our local governments often have the greatest and […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of a Pennsylvania Manufacturing Training-to-Career grant to Robert Morris University (RMU) in Allegheny County designed to provide those seeking jobs, in particular veterans, in the manufacturing sector with the skills they need to gain employment in a competitive global economy. The grant is part of […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Pennsylvania Cherry LLC, a manufacturer of kiln-dried hardwood cherry, will establish operations in Mercersburg Borough, Franklin County, and will create more than 40 new Pennsylvania jobs. “Pennsylvania’s excellent location, abundance of natural resources, and prime business climate made the commonwealth the perfect site to establish Pennsylvania […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Centene Management Company (CMC), a health care services provider, will expand into Allegheny Township, Blair County, creating nearly 300 new jobs. “This expansion by CMC represents a long-term investment in the Altoona area that will create hundreds of jobs and boost the regional economy,” Governor Wolf […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program, including eight business projects in seven counties across the commonwealth that will help create and retain nearly 400 jobs statewide. “One of my top priorities as governor is to provide Pennsylvania businesses with the tools […]
Investments total more than $23 million since beginning of administration Harrisburg, PA – Today, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 12 Executive Joe Szczur, P.E joined local leaders, partners, and business executives to celebrate 17 impactful investments totaling more than $23 million made […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Technology and Innovation Sheri Collins spoke at the inaugural “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” (WSCM) Student Video Contest Awards hosted by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center (NEPIRC). “WSCM is one of the best ways that we can reach young students […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary Carol Kilko, Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Deputy Secretary Eileen Cipriani, and Department of Education (PDE) Deputy Secretary Debbie Reeves visited Simcoach Games, a developer of games that expose workers to job skills and connects them to real career opportunities in […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that SUPERVALU Inc., the largest public company grocery wholesaler in the United States, has selected the City of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, for its new facility, a move that will create at least 350 new jobs. “Any time a large employer like SUPERVALU chooses to expand in Pennsylvania, […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of 11 projects through the Municipal Assistance Program (MAP) to assist local governments with planning for zoning, coordinating emergency services, and creating comprehensive plans. “Proper planning is crucial for the success of municipalities and local governments, as well as the families and businesses that reside […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the extension of a three-state agreement with Governor Jim Justice of West Virginia and Governor John Kasich of Ohio to collaborate on efforts to maximize the use of the shared natural gas resources in the Appalachian Basin. The extension of this agreement by all states signifies to […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Haven Behavioral Hospital of Eastern Pennsylvania (Haven), a hospital that provides inpatient acute-care treatment programs designed for adults, will be expanding its operations in Reading, Berks County, and will create 38 new jobs. “It’s always exciting to see Pennsylvania businesses growing and creating jobs, and especially […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced 78 new Solar Energy Program (SEP) project approvals in 22 counties through the Commonwealth Finance Authority (CFA) which will expand solar energy implementation and promote development across Pennsylvania. “Pennsylvania’s diverse energy portfolio is one of our strongest assets, and expanding the use of solar energy across the […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced 78 new project approvals through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) drawing from the Local Share Account (LSA) for Luzerne County and the Pipeline Investment Program (PIPE). The projects will support community development initiatives throughout Luzerne County for building renovations, blight elimination, infrastructure improvement, and will bring natural […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Grove Collaborative, Inc. (Grove), a natural home focused e-commerce company delivering healthy and sustainable products directly to consumers, will be expanding its operations into Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, and will create 100 new Pennsylvania jobs. “Grove’s expansion is excellent news for Lancaster County workers, and we are […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin was joined by Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Cheryl Cook and local leaders to continue the ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour at Cumberland Valley Analytical Services, Inc. (CVAS), a chemistry forage lab serving the dairy industry, in Waynesboro, Franklin County, highlighting Governor […]
Announcement made during tour of New Century Careers Pittsburgh, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf outlined his plans for PAsmart – a new workforce development initiative that helps connect Pennsylvanians with resources for working and training in Pennsylvania. The governor made the announcement during a tour of New Century Careers, a Southwestern Pennsylvania workforce development […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin continued the ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour at Curbs Plus, Inc., a manufacturer of roof curbs for HVAC units, highlighting Governor Tom Wolf’s commitment to supporting Pennsylvania manufacturing. “It’s always exciting to visit a company that we’ve supported in the past, but […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program for 15 business projects in 13 counties across the commonwealth that will help create and retain nearly 500 jobs statewide. “From supporting manufacturers to assisting our farmers, these projects will provide a boost to several […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined local leaders and community development professionals in New Castle, Lawrence County, to celebrate the approval of a community revitalization project in the South Side neighborhood. The project was funded through DCED’s Neighborhood Partnership Program (NPP) that will leverage private […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Business Financing Carol Kilko spoke at the fifth annual “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” (WSCM) Student Video Contest Awards hosted by the Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC). “This initiative has been such a fantastic tool for not just engaging our students and […]
Town-hall style event is the eighth in a statewide series of regional initiative updates East Stroudsburg, PA – Today, Wolf Administration cabinet officials were joined by almost 200 attendees including community members and college students for a Cabinet in Your Community event at East Stroudsburg University. This was the eighth in a series of town-hall […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, on behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined Amazon officials and local leaders to celebrate the expansion of the company’s tech hub in Pittsburgh, which will create 125 new tech jobs in the city. The tech hub, which invents and builds new […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined local economic development leaders, legislators, and small business owners at the Ben Franklin TechCelerator @Carlisle to discuss how Governor Tom Wolf’s new PA Business One-Stop Shop can help entrepreneurs and small business owners start, operate, and grow their business. The […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program for 20 small business projects in 13 counties across the commonwealth that will help create and retain more than 1,100 jobs statewide. “One of the best ways we can encourage businesses to grow and create […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf launched the new PA Business One-Stop Shop to serve as a sole source to guide entrepreneurs and small businesses through all stages of development, from planning and startup to operation and expansion. “I know first-hand how difficult it can be as a business owner to navigate through the […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined local leaders and economic development professionals to celebrate the creation of 3,450 jobs through a massive revitalization project that redeveloped the former Bethlehem Steel site and was supported by the Business in Our Sites (BOS) program. “This project is […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined local leaders and economic development professionals to announce the details of a recently-approved parking garage infrastructure project in Easton, Northampton County funded through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP). “This critical infrastructure project is a necessary component of a […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that PAC Worldwide (PAC), a manufacturer of flexible packaging, will expand into Lower Nazareth Township, Northampton County, creating more than 160 new jobs. “It’s telling that, after exploring where it can best maximize its growth in the northeast U.S., PAC chose Pennsylvania,” Governor Wolf said. “My administration […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced several new project approvals through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) drawing from the Local Share Account (LSA) for Monroe County. The projects will support community development initiatives throughout Monroe County, as well as Carbon, Lackawanna, Northampton, Pike, and Wayne counties. “The Local Share Account gives us the […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced five new Business in Our Sites (BOS) project approvals and two new Pipeline Investment Program (PIPE) project approvals through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) to support redevelopment projects projected to create more than 2,300 jobs. “Two of the most important components that business look for when they’re […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that VF Corporation (VF), a provider of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear, and accessories, will expand into in Jonestown, Lebanon County, creating more than 175 new jobs. “Originally founded in Pennsylvania, VF has a long history in our state,” said Governor Wolf. “We’re pleased that VF has chosen […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Silgan Containers, LLC, a manufacturer of steel and aluminum containers for human and pet food, will expand their operations into Pennsylvania and create 29 new manufacturing jobs in Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County. “From day one, I’ve made manufacturing one of the top business priorities of […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin emphasized Governor Tom Wolf’s strong commitment to building effective partnerships for community revitalization efforts as he announced a transformative six-year, $3.3 million investment in Aliquippa. “This far-reaching investment demonstrates the Wolf Administration’s deeply rooted belief in the great promise of […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program for 13 small business projects in nine counties across the commonwealth that will help create and retain more than 200 jobs statewide. “These worthy investments will provide a formidable economic boost to a wide variety […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of funding through the Keystone Communities program to support 22 community revitalization projects across the commonwealth. “Community development has so many benefits for our municipalities, including improving the lives of local residents and attracting businesses to grow the local economy,” Governor Wolf said. “The Keystone […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Assurant (NYSE:AIZ), a provider of protection products, insurance services and customer support, will expand its two facilities in Manchester Township, York County, creating 307 new jobs. “Assurant’s expansion is another example of a company with long-term presence in Pennsylvania choosing to invest in its growth here […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) tax credits for 273 early-stage companies, representing the Wolf Administration’s commitment to Pennsylvania’s technology sector. “Fostering an environment that allows technology and innovation to flourish in our private sector is one of this administration’s top business priorities,” Governor Wolf said. […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of $17.9 million in funding to support 125 community investments through the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP). Administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development, NAP provides tax credits to enable businesses and community organizations to invest in projects that serve distressed areas or support […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, emphasizing Governor Tom Wolf’s strong support for collaborative economic development and jobs that pay, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission CEO Mark Compton and executives of the Elliott Group in dedicating mainline toll plaza and lane modifications on Turnpike 66 – Amos K. […]
Erie, PA – Today, on behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin and Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie Richards announced more than 20 new state investments in projects on the Erie Bayfront and throughout the city to support ongoing revitalization efforts and spur further economic development. […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Disabled Veteran Solutions (DVS), a veteran-owned provider of call center services that focuses on hiring veterans and military families, will expand operations at a new site in the city of Erie, a move that will create 205 new Pennsylvania jobs. “In Pennsylvania, every company expansion is […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Wolf Administration cabinet officials were joined by more than 150 attendees for the second Cabinet in Your Community event held at Lock Haven University. “The exceptional discussion and positive energy from our first event in Nanticoke continued in Lock Haven where many members of the community came out to engage in […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin continued the ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour at Carmell Therapeutics, a Pittsburgh-based biotechnology company focused on improving and accelerating the healing process, to highlight Governor Tom Wolf’s commitment to promoting entrepreneurship in the technology sector, advancing innovation, and creating a technology-ready workforce […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) executive deputy secretary Neil Weaver provided the keynote address at the Clarion County Economic Development Corporation’s annual meeting “Governor Wolf has placed an great emphasis on making Pennsylvania as a whole a better place to live, work, and play – but in particular, he […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Terrafina LLC, a food manufacturer of healthy snack options, will be relocating its operations from New York City into East Stroudsburg, Monroe County, and will create 120 new Pennsylvania jobs. “The strong economic climate in Pennsylvania, combined with our prime location in the heart of the […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new low-interest loan approvals made by the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program for 11 small business projects in nine counties across the commonwealth that will help retain more than 800 jobs and create more than 125 new jobs within three years. “These fiscally responsible investments support […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary Carol Kilko joined Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Deputy Secretary Eileen Cipriani and Hanover Chamber President Gary Laird in the Capitol Media Center to unveil the components of Governor Tom Wolf’s new pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship program. The new program, housed at […]
Supported Through Tighter Clawback Provisions on Job Creation Programs Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced a new pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship program through the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) that will enable more Pennsylvania employers to develop the specialized training their workers need to close skills gaps in the workplace, while also […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced that the Wolf Administration has secured more than $6.35 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery funding for three major Susquehanna Valley flood-remediation projects in Bloomsburg, Columbia County; Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County; and Pine Grove, Schuylkill County. “Governor Wolf […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced three new approvals through the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) that will clean up former industrial sites in Montgomery, Luzerne, and Allegheny counties to prepare them for occupation by businesses and residential properties. “The benefits of the ISRP are twofold, not only removing harmful chemicals and contaminants […]
Town-hall style event first in statewide series of regional initiative updates Harrisburg, PA – Today, Wolf Administration cabinet officials were joined by more than 200 attendees for the first Cabinet in Your Community event held at Luzerne County Community College. “I am excited that so many members of the community came out to hear from […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the Solar Energy Program (SEP) guidelines have been updated to include grants in addition to loans. The program is open and accepting applications, offering almost $30 million in funding to promote the use of solar energy in Pennsylvania. “The Solar Energy Program is vital in our […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined Carnegie Mellon University officials and local leaders at the groundbreaking of an advanced manufacturing facility at the Hazelwood Green (formerly Almono) property in Pittsburgh. “Under the leadership of Governor Wolf, new opportunities are rising all over the commonwealth through our […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Alpla Inc., a manufacturer of plastic packaging items, will be expanding its operations into Bethlehem, Northampton County, and will create 59 new jobs. “Any time a large manufacturing company expands into Pennsylvania, it’s great news for our workers,” Governor Wolf said. “Alpla is bringing 59 new, […]
Hanover, PA – Today, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin and Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Deputy Secretary Eileen Cipriani discussed Governor Wolf’s commitment to apprenticeship programs and the role they play in the development of a skilled workforce and the creation of jobs that pay, during the Hanover […]
Lancaster, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary Sheri Collins continued the ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour at Pennex Aluminum Company, a manufacturer and supplier of quality aluminum extrusions, in Wellsville, York County, highlighting Governor Tom Wolf’s commitment to promoting a strong manufacturing sector in Pennsylvania by strengthening the workforce and […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced several new project approvals through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) drawing from the Local Share Account (LSA) for Montgomery County and the Gaming Economic Development and Tourism Fund (GEDTF). The projects support community development projects in Montgomery and Allegheny Counties. “Part of our responsibility with gaming revenue is […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced seven new Business in Our Sites (BOS) project approvals through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), to support redevelopment projects in Pennsylvania projected to create more than 3,300 jobs. “The Business in Our Sites program is a critical business development tool that allows us to prepare an arsenal of […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced 227 new project approvals made through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA): 115 projects using funds collected from the impact fee on unconventional gas wells in the Marcellus Shale and 112 Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF) projects in support of community revitalization, transportation improvement and environmental protection. “Part of […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the Commonwealth Finance Authority’s (CFA) Solar Energy Program will be opening a new grant program and accepting applications for over $30 million in funding to support the advancement of solar energy and community development. “I am thrilled to announce a new program to help ensure that […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced a new Pipeline Investment Program (PIPE) project approval through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) that will create up to 200 jobs and bring natural gas energy to more than 115 households, businesses, and other properties in Wyoming County. “As our natural gas infrastructure expands across the commonwealth, […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined representatives from the state of Israel, the Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce, the Philadelphia Jewish Federation, and the Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition to sign an agreement with the Israeli Innovation Authority (IIA) to further commit to trade and investment with Israel. “I […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Highwood USA, a manufacturer of low-maintenance synthetic wood components, will be expanding its operations into Hazleton, Luzerne County, and will create 58 new Pennsylvania jobs. “This expansion represents more than just the creation of 58 family-sustaining jobs in Hazleton,” said Governor Wolf. “It also signals the […]
Carlisle, PA – The Wolf Administration joined state and local officials from Carlisle Borough and Cumberland County Wednesday to kick off the shovel-ready phase of a private-public collaborative project to transform a 48-acre industrial brownfield into a residential/retail/office complex and public park. The complex will include a hotel, restaurant, retail, residential and office space. Streets […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced Berkshire Hathaway GUARD (GUARD), a commercial property and casualty insurance company, will expand its national headquarters in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, and create 285 new Pennsylvania jobs. “This project is a big win for Wilkes-Barre, both now and in the future,” said Governor Wolf. “Major employers like GUARD […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new low-interest loan approvals made by the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program for 23 small business projects in 13 counties across the commonwealth that will help create nearly 400 new jobs within three years. “When we offer fiscally responsible support for small businesses and established companies […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) secretary Dennis Davin announced the approval of more than $6.3 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for projects in Adams, Blair, Carbon, Centre, Elk, Fayette, Lawrence, Mifflin, Potter, Schuylkill, and Somerset counties. “For decades, the Community Development Block Grant program has funded […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin praised the expansion of the Tyson Foods facility in East Pottsville as members of the Governor’s Action Team joined company executives and local leaders for a groundbreaking celebration of the new expansion this morning. “Tyson Foods has been a major contributor […]